Researchers receive grant to improve treatment for patients with COPD


A team of researchers, led by Dr Sarah Purdy from the University of Bristol, will examine how to improve hospital care and treatment [of COPD] in the future thanks to a grant from the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research NIHR HS&DR Programme.

There is a series of standard steps for treating COPD that all patients with the condition should receive when they are admitted or discharged from hospital, known as a ‘care bundle’.

This covers things such as advice on how to stop smoking, provision of written information about COPD and advice on inhaler usage.

The new study will evaluate whether providing patients with COPD who experience a rapid deterioration of their symptoms with a care bundle helps to improve their hospital care and reduces their chance of readmission to hospital.Over the next three years, the research team will work in partnership with the British Thoracic Society, which recently developed new care bundles for COPD patients.

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